19th century riding temple spectacles

In 1880 spectacle makers took advantage of newly invented spring steel. They made temples that curved around the ear and held eyeglasses in place while riding a horse or running. The riding temple spectacles was very popular from 1880 to the early 1920s. When the automobile replaced the horse as the primary means of transportation, the riding temple spectacle faded from use.

       
Yellow      
Oval Lens Riding Temple Eyeglasses
Antique Riding Temple Spectacles
Brass Riding Temple Spectacles
19th Century Riding Temple Frame
2076
k4087-07
k4064-17
k4087-10
Gold-Filled Riding Temple Frame
19th Century Riding Temple Frame
2280-12
k4098-13
White
Antique Riding Temple Frame
Antique  Riding Temple Spectacles
Steel Riding Temple Spectacles
Antique Shooting Spectacles
k4085-27
k4085-21
k4078-18
3147-22
Blue Washed Steel Spectacles
Rare 1800s Collectible Spectacles
2150-13
k4089-32

 

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